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Requested by [personal profile] eledonecirrhosa - fanfic commentary for Hanging Out With Halo Jones - the original is here. Notes are in square brackets and bold [like this].

Hanging Out With Halo Jones - Commentary )
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Requested by [livejournal.com profile] whswhs on Livejournal; fanfic commentary for the first part of my story Cat Chaser. The original is here. My comments etc. are in square brackets and bold [like this]



Cat Chaser fanfic commentary )
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Requested by [personal profile] vincentursus - DVD-style commentary on my story Who Are You Gonna Call? - the original is here
Comments are in [brackets and bold text]
Who Are You Gonna Call? Commentary )
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Gacked from [personal profile] legionseagle 

Pick any story I've written, or, in the case of my longer, chaptered works, any chapter from any story I've written, and comment to this post with that selection. I will then give you the equivalent of a DVD commentary on that snippet: what I was thinking when I wrote it, why I wrote it in the first place, what's going on in the character's heads, why I chose certain words, what this moment means in the context of the rest of the fic, lots of awful puns, and anything else that you’d expect to find on a DVD commentary track.

My stories are on these sites:

https://www.tthfanfic.org/authors.php?no=178&list=published   (includes several multi-author round robins)

http://archiveofourown.org/users/MarcusRowland/works
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Someone really ought to write Deadpool / Stephanie Plum. Someone who isn't me...
ffutures: (marcus 2013)
Several years ago I promised [livejournal.com profile] selenak that I would write a Beatles story. It took a lot longer than I expected. This is a crossover between Doctor Who, Torchwood and the film Help! (1965), in which the Beatles played a fictionalised version of themselves. While the Beatles (and some other real people) appear in this story, it is the fictionalised versions that are portrayed in this story, not the real people. Major spoilers for Help! if it’s actually possible to spoil a 50+ year old film, and a lot of plot derailing.

Unfortunately it's come out at more than 10000 words, and is apparently too big to post on Livejournal in a single post. Since I don't want to mess around with multiple posts here's a link:

http://ffutures.dreamwidth.org/2053507.html

Please comment there using OpenID if you don't have a Dreamwidth account
ffutures: steapunk dalek (Dalek)

Several years ago I promised [personal profile] selenak that I would write a Beatles story. It took a lot longer than I expected. This is a crossover between Doctor Who, Torchwood and the film Help! (1965), in which the Beatles played a fictionalised version of themselves. While the Beatles (and some other real people) appear in this story, it is the fictionalised versions that are portrayed in this story, not the real people. Major spoilers for Help! if it’s actually possible to spoil a 50+ year old film, and a lot of plot derailing.

 

All characters belong to the Beatles etc., not to me, and there is no intent to infringe on their copyright or deprive them of income. Many thanks to Selenak for help with some of the details - I hope you think it's been worth the wait.

In Torchwood / Doctor Who terms this is VERY wibbly-wobbly timey-wimey, and thinking too much about the continuity will just give you a headache…

Comments please before I post to archives
 

10000 words! )

 

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 Has anyone ever written a story in which the soul given to Spike is Tara's?

If not, why not?
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I've just posted a story called Vanishing Act on the Buffyverse crossover site Twisting the Hellmouth - https://tthf.me/kl7K

This is basically a Jonathan Creek mystery in a world with superheroes, the main fandoms being Jonathan Creek and an AU non-magical version of Harry Potter - and bits of several other fandoms.

I won't be posting it here because it's set in the Teraverse, a hugely complicated multiple crossover setting created by Diane Castle which must be getting on towards three million words by about twenty authors - the bits you will need to read for it to make any sense, at a minimum, are the first, third and possibly fourth stories of this series: A Brane of Extraordinary Women - together they're about 2 million words! I think it's a fair assumption that most people who read this will already be familiar with this setting from having read these stories over several years, so I'm not going to try to explain it here.

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This is the first part of a story set in the universe of my Supergirl Returns series, a variant DC universe with multiple crossovers, although Supergirl is not the main character in this story. Previous stories are archived:

On AO3 - http://archiveofourown.org/series/4031
On Twisting the Hellmouth - http://www.tthfanfic.org/Series-1920

This is a multiple crossover – the main fandoms are the DC universe and CSI, others will be noted at the end of chapters as they appear in the stories, with more detailed notes at the end. All belong to their creators, publishers, production companies etc., not to me, and there is no intent to infringe on copyright or deprive them of income. This story may not be distributed on a profit-making basis.

Note: Earlier stories set in the Supergirl Returns series have referred to a CSI TV show. However, it isn’t the CSI show we know, and characters are completely different, though modelled very loosely on the real Las Vegas crime lab. Whose staff happen to be the people we know from our CSI TV show… In CSI terms this is some time after Gil Grissom left Las Vegas, but well before the show ended.

story )

Comments, please, before I post to archives.
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Apologies for the delay on this one, for some reason I've been very blocked on it.

This is part IV of Birthday Honours, a sequel to London Calling, both Buffyverse / Marvel Cinematic Universe crossovers.

Both stories can be found here:
On Twisting the Hellmouth - http://www.tthfanfic.org/Series-3037
On Archive of our Own - http://archiveofourown.org/series/212399

Note - Spoilers for earlier parts immediately below the cut!

Spoilers below! )

Comments please before I post to archives.
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My first fanfic post since January!

This is the latest story in my Supergirl Returns series, crossing Supergirl (1984), Superman Returns (2006), and multiple other fandoms.

Previous stories in this series are here:
On AO3 - http://archiveofourown.org/series/4031
On Twisting the Hellmouth - http://www.tthfanfic.org/Series-1920

Linda's Day )

Comments please before I post to archives

Frozen

Jul. 12th, 2016 08:47 pm
ffutures: (marcus 2013)
I finally got round to watching Frozen last night - The plot twists on the usual Snow Queen story were quite fun. One thing I did notice was some interesting parallels between the ice palace sequence and a somewhat similar scene in Watchmen. And when I checked, I was not exactly the first person to notice:

http://www.slate.com/blogs/browbeat/2014/03/17/_let_it_go_watchmen_mashup_does_let_it_go_pay_homage_to_the_dr_manhattan.html

There's even a vid:



It looks like there were others that have had their sound tracks muted due to takedown notices from Disney.

It's a shame that nobody seems to have done it the other way, with the Watchmen music etc. on the Frozen footage.

And if I haven't recced it before, there's a fun Frozen / Thor crossover fanfic series, in which Loki is Elsa's father:

The Ice Demon By Lizardbeth
http://archiveofourown.org/series/148596
Currently five stories and 164K words.
ffutures: (marcus 2013)
I've just posted a story called Messing With the Mouse on the Buffyverse crossover site Twisting the Hellmouth - http://tthf.me/7lZc

Like the last one, I won't be posting it here because it's set in a hugely complicated multiple crossover setting created by Diane Castle which must be getting on towards a couple of million words by more than a dozen authors - the bits you will need to read for it to make any sense, at a minumum, are the first and third stories of this series: A Brane of Extraordinary Women - together they're about 1.4 million words! I think it's a fair assumption that most people who read this will already be familiar with this setting from having read these stories over several years, so I'm not going to try to explain it here.

In case I forgot to say so my previous story in this world, Bad Medicine, is complete - http://tthf.me/klBc
ffutures: (marcus 2013)
I've started to post a story called Bad Medicine on the Buffyverse crossover site Twisting the Hellmouth - http://tthf.me/klBc

I won't be posting it here because it's set in a hugely complicated multiple crossover setting created by Diane Castle which must be getting on towards a couple of million words by more than a dozen authors - the bits you will need to read for it to make any sense, at a minumum, are the first and third stories of this series: A Brane of Extraordinary Women - together they're about 1.4 million words! I think it's a fair assumption that most people who read this will already be familiar with this setting from having read these stories over several years, so I'm not going to try to explain it here.
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This is a sequel to London Calling, set several weeks later. You don't need to have read that first but it won't hurt. I have no idea how quickly I'll get this written, don't expect quick updates.

As the Queen's birthday approaches Jane Foster and Darcy Lewis are making plans to return to the USA, Thor and Captain America are expected in London to attend the Trooping of the Colours, and weird things are stirring on Alderney, one of the Channel Islands...

Previous parts here: http://archiveofourown.org/works/3334724

Birthday Honours )

Comments please before I post to archives.
ffutures: (marcus 2013)
The SSR (Strategic Scientific Reserve) is a WW2 organisation in Marvel comics that eventually became SHIELD.

But there are other uses of this acronym out there. One is the Strategic Steam Reserve kept by several countries, a collection of old steam locos kept for emergencies where e.g. a fuel blockade stops diesel getting through, the electricity grid goes down, magnetic pulse with all of the engine electronics fried, etc.

So it occurs to me that someone really ought to write a Talking Steam Train Avengers AU, in which all of the characters are steam engines or associated characters etc. E.g.
- Tony is something very high-tech by steam standards but temperamental - e.g., I think there were some experiments with steam turbine trains before everyone realised it was a stupid idea.
- Bruce is powerful and usually reliable but has a bad temper - when he gets angry he sometimes leaks superheated steam and has been known to ignore signals and even run through buffers.
- Thor is a extremely powerful engine imported from Norway, but not very bright. Loki was the next engine built by the same factory, much more intelligent, and resents his "brother" for his stupidity.
- The Captain is a blast from the past, built to pull military trains, extremely powerful and well armoured. He's patriotic to a fault and never backs away from a challenge.

Not sure about Clint, Natasha, Pepper, etc. Nick Fury is obviously the one-eyed Controller.

I'm not the person to write this, I don't know enough about trains, so please feel free to use this idea. If you do a credit would be nice.
ffutures: (marcus 2013)
This post by [livejournal.com profile] autopope is an interesting discussion of vampires and parasitology. Some of the comments made me realise that the sort of behaviour shown in a lot of "Soulmate/Soulmark" fanfic AU stories corresponds very well with parasitic infection; the host carries a parasite that needs to mate with another of its own kind (let's say there are ten different types for the sake of argument, that most people are born infected, that the first parasite into a human host stops any other parasite from taking over except under special circumstances such as the death of the first parasite, and that they can only reproduce once or twice). They obviously need to attract another person carrying the same parasite; one way to do it might be to have the bearers born with marks which show which parasite they're carrying, and attract other humans with the same infection - and yes, the parasite is to an extent controlling the host's behaviour by e.g. releasing endorphins an/or pheromones when a suitable mate is near, pumping up the output of chemicals considerably when mating seems likely.

The end result is that you get people born with weird marks who are programmed to "fall in love" with someone whose marks correspond. To make it more confusing the marks might look very different to humans than to their parasites, so that it looks like there are thousands of different soulmarks when the truth is that only a couple of key features (e.g. the precise colour, length, key angles) are relevant to the parasite, the rest is just random.

You can't quite get to the silliest end of soulmark fiction - people born with the first words their true love says to them pre-tattooed on their skin - from this premise, but you can come disturbingly close.
ffutures: (marcus 2013)
This is a sequel to London Calling, set several weeks later. You don't need to have read that first but it won't hurt. I have no idea how quickly I'll get this written, don't expect quick updates.

As the Queen's birthday approaches Jane Foster and Darcy Lewis are making plans to return to the USA, Thor and Captain America are expected in London to attend the Trooping of the Colours, and weird things are stirring on Alderney, one of the Channel Islands...

Previous part here: http://archiveofourown.org/works/3334724

Birthday Honours )

Comments please before I post to archives.
ffutures: (marcus 2013)
This is a sequel to London Calling, set several weeks later. You don't need to have read that first but it won't hurt. I have no idea how quickly I'll get this written, don't expect quick updates.

Birthday Honours )

Comments please before I post to archives.

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